So far, 20 lbs, actually. I've got...a way to go. Before anyone mistakes me for a person of gargantuan proportions, let me make it known that I'm a tall girl with a sort of welsh/germanic frame. So, 20lbs for me is like, 8 lbs for a shortie. I carry it nicely, honestly, but now, I'd like it OFF thanks very much. I want my Michele Obama guns back.
I gain weight like a crazy when I'm gestating. Yucko. My emotions and body handle food and exercise totally differently while pregnant. It usually takes me 9 mos to get to my ideal weight and having some nice muscle tone (I've done it twice now, this being drastic and easily maintainable loss #3).
So, I'm currently doing some (small) weights, staying active during the day, and doing Jillian whats-her-face's 30 Day Shred. I hate her. And it works, as far as I can tell.
I eat about 75% raw, and the rest is semi-vegetarian for taste preference reasons, really. I eat eggs and sometimes meat to be polite. (Least I get hung out to dry for being a hypocrite, I'll go ahead and say I've not reached veg-nazi ideals yet).
Now, my question...will lifting weights help me lose weight faster? How can I do that without bulking up a lot? I have no ambitions of being Hulk. I'll leave that to you guys.